Golden Paints is recognised internationally as one of the leading manufacturers of acrylic paints and medium. Golden place a high priority on the health and safety of the artists's studio and materials. Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colours is the original line of Golden Artist Acrylic Colour, and is known for its exceptionally smooth, thick buttery consistency. It contains the largest assortment of unique pure pigments in a 100 per cent acrylic emulsion vehicle available to the professional artist. These colours offer excellent permanency and lightfastness. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners or dyes added. Golden Open Acrylics are a truly unique acrylic paint range. They are formulated with a relaxed set of working characteristics which give them the feature of having a prolonged drying time. This means that they are workable for a similar length of time as a professional Artist oil colour, with the added bonus of one not having to use very abrasive and harmful solvents when working. So you can blend, soften, shade, glaze and use fine detail with your open acrylic colours without any danger of the paint drying too quickly.